The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus will come with a native 4K video camera, and flash for selfies

by on August 27, 2015

Stephan Jukic – August 27, 2015

The next iPhone will be getting some truly huge upgrades to its camera architecture. The new developments to the phone’s camera will offer much greater image detail, far superior video recording and a new flash in the front for the sake of taking better selfies, for those who find this very important.

The camera upgrades will actually be the most important changes given to the new iPhone and both front and rear cameras will be getting some serious beefing up.

In particular, the rear camera on the iPhone 6s will now be capable of natively shooting 4K video and will also have the ability to knock off 12 megapixel photos. While 12 megapixels isn’t quite as powerful and huge as that found in some phone models which can go as high as 20 megapixels, it’s still more than enough for a wide range of uses and better in fact than the resolutions on quite a few separate cameras.

we might see a 4K video version of the Apple "Shot on iPhone" promotional campaign

we might see a 4K video version of the Apple “Shot on iPhone” promotional campaign

The camera upgrades will further be reinforced by a new chip technology (the A9), which will enable taking such large pictures without having to shrink them down or compensate in some way. In other words, older rumors about 4K video finally coming to the iPhone are panning out it seems.

As for the front camera, we can expect new features there as well. It will now include a flash for taking better selfies and better photos in general and will also be able to now record HD videos in slow motion (higher frame rates) while also being capable of taking panorama shots.

Other rumors have previously circulated about the iPhone 6s. These include the possibility of something called a ForceTouch display technology, for making the screen pressure sensitive and thus capable of certain special camera recording modes.

Apple itself has been touting its own new phone cameras in the iPhone with a “Shot on iPhone” campaign that features high quality photos taken with the phone displayed on large billboards. We might soon even see the same sort of marketing being done for the new 4K video camera that will be coming to the phone.

The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are expected to go on sale after being announced alongside a next-generation Apple TV platform at an upcoming event in San Francisco on September the 9th.

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